A chore-free holiday season.

Forbidden tasks. This Holiday Season I plan on hanging out around the egg- nog bowl and goodie table chatting it up with family.  Cleaning, washing and ironing are not in fashion for me in 2010. This year clean clothes will come at a premium for my family, you want ‘em, you wash ‘em. If anything gets cleaned, it will resemble the smart cookie in the photo below…

Reviving the 1970’s

I just can’t understand why my kids wouldn’t want me to show up at their elementary school styling in some 70’s clothes. After all wasn’t that the era of bell bottoms, platform shoes and leisure suits? I always thought bell bottoms were fair to every body type, no matter how big you were in the bottom, that severe taper and then the…

Somedays I feel like Darth Vader.

One for each school day. A photo of me. My kids have that effect on me, you know those days you’re constantly yelling out  orders and threats. Is anyone listening? Does Mommy have to dress in all black to get your attention? I do kinda dig the light sabers!                 You don’t…

The Big Bang Weekend.

I haven’t set foot in a roller skating rink for years, (mostly on purpose), but I sure as heck will this weekend, twice!  Most of our mornings look like this. My kids are having their birthday parties, SEPARATELY, yikes whose idea was that? The big bangs are already starting.  Mom, I don’t want to go to a BOY party and I don’t…

Dreaming of Deutschland.

OK, so don’t blame me if I want to go back to Germany. I know, yesterday I wanted to live the life of the Jetsons cartoon and now this. It’s an amazing place, and it really is like stepping back in time, with the intact, centuries old buildings. I lived there in 1977-1979, and I’m thrilled to have the memories and the photos…

To live the life of the Jetsons.

I was thinking last night that I would like to live just like the Jetsons did in the 1960’s cartoon. I could be like Jane, zipping around in her little space car from one shopping mall to the next.  While I was out shopping, my maid Rosie would be home cooking dinner, and as I recall… all she had to do was push a button and…